Pioneer Quest, Tape 2*

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Pioneer Quest, Tape 2*

  • 2000 ----- color ----- 94 min ----- vhs
  • (Pioneer Quest: A Year In the Real West series, Part 2) Imagine what it was like to be a pioneer in the old days. Living and working without the conveniences of the 21st century – no running water, no car… no tractor, telephone or air conditioning. Could you live that way? Would you want to try? Auditions for Pioneer Quest: A Year In the Real West took place during June 2000 and eventually brought together two couples to live on the prairies of Manitoba for one year as a pioneer would have back in the 1870s. There are two episodes on this tape:

  • Episode 3--Prairie Purgatory (47 min) The two couples begin work on a small house for the Logies to live in. More on the wet weather and how it affects the crops is shown as well as the mosquito problem.

  • Episode 4--What Are We Doing This For? (47 min) The show delves a little bit into the strain in the relationship between the Logies and the Treadways. Building a home for the Treadways begins. And the local neighbors as well as the Treadways' sons visit the homestead.
    (Donated to the EMC by W. A. Douglas Jackson) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, Television: Reality Series)